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Unexpected Downtime

Last night, what should have been a routine software update on the billQ server, led to about 2 1/2 hours of unexpected downtime. From a little before 12:00AM EDT, to about 2:30AM EDT, you might have noticed that billQ was unavailable. If you had a reminder scheduled for this time, you most likely would not have received that either. We apologize for this inconvenience. This was not somethin... Read More
A very interesting piece on Frontline called the Secret History of the Credit Card. This aired a while ago, but for those who haven't seen it, it's worth a watch (you can stream the whole thing online). Also, check out their 8 Things A Credit Card User Should Know page. Read More
When the cost of college continues to increase; while the amount of state aid given to students decreases (like aid from the NY State Tuition Assistance Program); and there is collusion between universities and large lending corporations; all while our elected officials continue to side with corporations instead of students by giving out large subsidies... this is what happens. Thankfully, ther... Read More
"The nature of youth is to question. So when 24-year-old Anya Kamenetz started out as a freelance journalist, she began asking hard questions about her generation for which no one seemed to have good answers. Why were college students nationwide graduating with an average of nearly $20,000 in student loans? Why were her friends thousands of dollars in credit-card debt? Why did so many jobs for ... Read More
101 easy ways to save energy, money, and the environment. By far the simplest and most cost effective thing you can do is use compact florescent light bulbs throughout your house. They can save a ton of energy and eventually money. The one issue with these bulbs is that they contain a small amount of mercury. So it's important that you don't throw them out, you need to get rid of them properly.... Read More

Tip: Creating Savings Goals in billQ

One of our brilliant users (and also President of Tekture) Nathan Sudds sent us a great little tip for using billQ in a unique way. His suggestion is to create savings goals. So for example, you add a new bill, but instead of it being an actual bill, it will be a savings goal. You could have a "bill" called Savings for the amount of $25.00 that is due every week. Using the billQ reminders, you ... Read More

Mini-Update: New Viewing Options, Inline Saving, and more.

Today we launched a billQ mini-update that addresses a few thing and improves the overall billQ workflow. We added a new viewing option to the Schedules Page and the Groups Page that allows you to hide any upcoming bills that belong to the schedule or the group. This will make browsing your schedules and groups pages a little easier by showing only the relevant information as you are making ... Read More
An article by Mary Dalrymple at the Motley Fool outlining 5 steps to help you stop living from paycheck to paycheck. Like anything else, the key to the process is self-examination. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to personal finance. Read More
A recent study shows that the majority of people who do not pay their credit card bills on time do so not because of a lack of money, but because of a lack of organization. And credit card companies love this. They make a killing off the fact that we have busy lives. Read More
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